Survey: More companies are taking environmental friendliness seriously
Want to know which businesses are most committed to green-One hundred percent of Pepsi Bottling Group’s U.S. electricity needs are offset through the purchase of renewable energy credits. - In 2008, General Electric invested more than $1.4 billion in cleaner technologies, up from $750 million in 2005.
Vault.com has released its second annual “Vault Guide to Green Programs.”
This year, 94.5 perent of the more than 100 companies questioned said they practice waste reduction programs, and 92.7 percent take part in energy conservation endeavors.
And there was good news for green job seekers: 61.8 percent of companies surveyed said they have environmental teams that are accountable for meeting green-related goals.
Other interesting findings include:
- Intel Corporation tied a portion of each employee’s variable compensation to the achievement of corporate-wide sustainability goals.
-Seventh Generation employees can be reimbursed for up to $500 per year for home initiatives to reduce their personal carbon footprint and are eligible for up to three $5,000 loans for longer term carbon footprints reduction efforts.